Devinder Sharma :
Jan 21 2014
EASING FARM WOES
Though FDI in retail is being projected as a cure-all for the ills in the agriculture and food sector,
cites examples from the world over to argue why we should not be pinning our hopes on it.
Dec 25 2013
STATE VERDICTS 2013
The real reason behind the Congress'
performance in the recently concluded Assembly Elections may not be the rise of the Aam Aadmi Party per se, but more the economic concerns of the real aam aadmi.
Nov 18 2013
TRADE OR HUNGER
India's food security bill is on top of the negotiating agenda for the forthcoming WTO Conference at Bali.
explains why the likely compromise in the face of posturing from developed countries could have serious ramifications for food security and
May 01 2011
The Mayawati government proposes to reduce the distance that farmers must travel to take their produce to market to an average of
seven kms. This should help farming families boost their incomes, writes
Apr 26 2011
The television cameras and news reports tell us how dramatic the India Against Corruption campaign's rise to national consciousness
has been. The story of how it unfolded is even more interesting, writes
Sep 23 2009
"When people fail to recognise farmers' role in feeding the country, be sure there is something terribly wrong
happening", he once told me.
remembers Dr Norman Borlaug.
Jul 17 2009
OPINION: FOOD SECURITY
The National Food Security Act proposes to lower ration prices, but also reduce the quantity of grain that is given to each family.
suggests a Zero Hunger programme instead.
Mar 03 2009
It is ironic that 'Conservation Agriculture' the new wave from agriculture scientists, requires so much new technology, and focuses so little on
existing traditional knowledge of conservation techniques, writes
Jan 31 2009
Business honchos are descending on the rural markets, expecting to make a killing from whatever is left in the pockets of India's poor, led by
an NCAER forecast of robust sales growth here, writes
Dec 21 2008
With 60 per cent of India's population directly engaged in agriculture, and another 200 million landless workers indirectly banking on farming, the
real stimulus to the economy can come only if the focus shifts to agriculture, says